July may just be our favorite month. For the next thirty-one days it’s socially acceptable to spend crazy amounts of time talking about ice cream. Thirty-one sweet, creamy, deliciously filled days of ice cream.
It’s National Ice Cream Month!
Back in July of 1984, President Ronald Reagan made a proclamation – July was to be National Ice Cream Month and July 15th, National Ice Cream Day. Which, if we’re doing our math correctly, means this year is the 30th anniversary of this sweet, sweet month. As mentioned in the proclamation, ice cream “enjoys a reputation as the perfect dessert and snack food.”
Also mentioned is a call upon the people to “observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Hmmm, like, you know, eating ice cream? Ask and it shall be given. All July you’ll find Cranky’s scooping away at the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market Saturday mornings and (once the dang Mississippi River recedes) the Twin City River Rats water ski show Thursday evenings. Rumor has it, during the Minneapolis Aquatennial you have possibly SIX opportunities to lick on some tasty ice cream during the Rats ski show.
I’m sure you’ll be hearing lots more from us in the coming weeks. Happy National Ice Cream Month to all!
Read Reagan’s official proclamation here.